Funeral and Burial Service Providers
CalVCB, under most circumstances, may pay up to $7,500 for the funeral, burial or memorial service of a deceased victim after other available sources of payment, if any, have been applied.
CalVCB can pay for most expenses related to a funeral, burial or memorial service of a deceased victim.
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With CalVCB Online you can now:
- View application and bill status
- Upload bills and documents
- Update your contact information
- Upload W-9, and license documentation
- Access copies of 1099s
- Set up multi-user accounts for your administrative staff
To create a new account, you need:
- CalVCB Provider ID
- CalVCB Provider Start Date
- If you do not have your CalVCB Provider ID or Start Date, or have not been set up with one, please contact Customer Service at (800) 777-9229 to become authorized for payment.
- Federal tax ID
- Email address
If you need assistance registering for CalVCB Online, please call the CalVCB Helpline at (800) 777-9229 and press 4 to be routed to the appropriate representative.
However, CalVCB cannot pay for:
- Alcoholic beverages
- Coroner's charges (GC § 27472)
- Finance or interest charges or processing fees on a funeral/burial bill
- Memorial services beyond those usual and customary within the culture of the deceased victim
- A pre-purchased funeral or grave
- Telephone calls
The person responsible for paying for the victim's funeral arrangements should file the application for funeral and burial benefits. The Board cannot accept applications filed directly by a service provider such as a mortuary, funeral home, or cemetery (CCR § 649.18(b)).
CalVCB cannot pay the expenses of a person who is: on probation, on parole, or on post-release community supervision for a violent felony; incarcerated; or required to register as a sex offender. A person who is not a felon or required to register as a sex offender can be reimbursed for funeral expenses, even though the victim was a felon or required to register as a sex offender.
For information on cemetery and funeral burial services or to find a licensed provider, visit the California Cemetery and Funeral Bureau.